Training Programme in Cluster Development ExecutivesEntrepreneurship Development Institute of India
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In the present decade significance of clusters and their role in promoting economic growth has been increasingly recognized. As an outcome, emphasis on clusters and network development has increased both in developed and developing countries. Clusters are now widely considered as an effective platform to enlarge production base, trigger growth, alleviate poverty and redress regional economic imbalances.
Cluster Development Programme (CDP) has become one of the most effective instruments to ensure survival and growth of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). Experiences show that successful implementation of the Cluster Development Programme could help MSMEs improve their business performance, adopt appropriate technology, improve quality and productivity, increase turnover and export, improve HR and management efficiency. Joint initiatives nurtured under CDP could help the cluster firms go for value addition, product customization, brand building, improvement and marketing and export performance. This would ensure their holistic development and contribute towards Local Economic Development (LED). These efforts are needed to enhance competitiveness of the cluster MSMEs and make them stand tall in the globalized economy.
Successful implementation of a cluster development programme would require involvement of a person, known as Cluster Development Executive (CDE), who can streamline development initiative in the desired manner. The proposed programme aims to improve knowledge and skill of the participants which would enable them in successful implementation of CDP. The programme would give them an in-depth understanding of clusters and their significance, dynamics of MSMEs working in clusters, role of trust building and CDE, consortium approach for developing holistic business performance, role of business development services (BDS), private-public-partnership (PPP) mode in developing common facility centres (CFC) and improving global competitiveness of the cluster firms/MSMEs.
Module 1 Understanding Clusters and their Internal Dynamics
Module 2 Learning from Cluster Interventions in Developed & Developing Countries
Module 3 Business Profiling Instrument and Value Chain Analysis
Module 4 Cluster Diagnostic and Developing a Long Term Vision for the Cluster
Module 5 Action Plan Preparation
Module 6 Implementation of Cluster Development Programme(s)
Module 7 Developing Business Development Service Market
Module 8 Establishing Common Facility Centre (CFC) under Private Public Partnership (PPP) approach
Module 9 Monitoring and Evaluation
Benefits To Participants
On completion of the training programme the participants will be able to understand the significance of clusters and their contribution to local economy. They will learn how to implement Cluster Development Programme for improving global competitiveness of the local industry. He/she will be able to do cluster diagnosis, prepare long term vision, draw-up action plan and implement CDP in a strategic and purposeful manner. He/she will be able to develop business development service market, establish common facility centre (CFC) under private public partnership approach. The participants will be able to ensure holistic development of the clusters, facilitate growth of local firms/ MSMEs and ensure overall development of the local economy. This would in turn help in addressing larger issues like poverty eradication, employment creation, income generation and local economic development (LED).